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Factbox: Attacks on mass transit around the world

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A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade bomb strapped to his body at a New York commuter hub at rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan Senior officials from the European Union and Iran spoke up on Friday in defense of the agreement limiting Tehran's nuclear program, as the pact comes under heavy pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.

World, United Nations, Nov 10 2017

New York's Uzbeks unnerved by bearded attack suspect

(Story corrects name of Emir Palace owner to Ganiev, from Gergiev, in paras 16 and 18; Corrects example of guesses of more likely origins for suspect to Kyrgyzstan, from Tajikistan, in para 2)

U.S., Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

U.S. Nov 02 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

Suspect in Russia metro bombing was deported from Turkey: Turkish official

ISTANBUL Akbarzhon Jalilov, the man Russian police suspect of blowing up a St Petersburg metro carriage, entered Turkey in late 2015 and was deported to Russia about a year later because of migration violations, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Wednesday.

World, Russia, Turkey, Apr 12 2017

Suspect in Russia metro bombing traveled to Turkey, say co-workers

(This April 8 story corrects spelling of suspect's family name in paragraphs 26-27)

World, Russia, Turkey, Apr 09 2017

St. Petersburg bomber executed amateurish, flawed attack: experts

MOSCOW A Russian suicide bomber who killed 14 people in an attack on a St. Petersburg metro train conducted an amateurish, semi-bungled operation, probably with guidance but no direct support from outside backers, five security experts who reviewed publicly available evidence from the blast site told Reuters.

World, Russia, Apr 05 2017

Russia bomb suspect rented apartment in St. Petersburg month before attack

ST PETERSBURG The main suspect in a suicide bombing on the St Petersburg metro that killed 14 people had rented an apartment in the city a month before the blast, neighbors and a building maintenance worker told Reuters on Wednesday. | Video

World, Russia, Apr 05 2017

Tuesday Morning Briefing

A blast in a St Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 11 people and wounded 45 was probably carried out by a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan, authorities from the predominantly Muslim Central-Asian state said.

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Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed

YANGON Myanmar's civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorized the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a senior government spokesman said.